An introductory course that covers the following: the economic problem, supply and demand schedules, national income and national income accouting, central and commercial banks, inflation and unemployment, fiscal and monitary policies.
An introductory course that covers the following: theory of exchange, supply and demand, determination of the equilibrium price theory of consumption, theory of the firm under competition, monopoly, and an introduction to international trade. Prerequsite: ŭEconomics (130)
This course is offered as an elective to all university students as well as to those from the faculty. An introduction to economic thought and the development of economics as a science, supply and demand, public and private sectors, national income, prices and money, business decisions, international trade and finance and a look at economic development.
A survey of Palestinian demographic characteristics, the economic situation, changes in employment, the industrial sector, commercial and financial institutions, the agricultural sector, the problem of development. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
A general description of the economics of the Arab World and its financial institutions. Analysis of the econmic integration - the imapct of oil on economic development and agricultural problem. Introduction to the the economics of the occupied territories. Prerequisite: Economics (230) or (233).
Topics from an intermediate level microeconomics course - the theory of price determination with an emphasis on application, the theory of consumer behaviour, indifference curves and their various applications, the theory of the firm, production and cost functions, equilibrium of the producer under perfect competition, monopoly oligopoly, monopolistic competition, factors of production and welfare economics. Prerequisite: Economics (230), Mathmatics (235)
Analysis of the basic macroeconomic theories and different approaches to G.N.P., employment and price, the classicals: Keynesians, the monetarists and rational expectation, growth theory, debates on the effectiveness and inffectivness of fiscal and monetary policies among the different schools of thought. Prerequisite: Economics (230), Mathmatics (235)
A critical examination of Marxist thought, the socioeconomic structure, stage in the development of the mode of production under capitalism, theory of capital accumulation, the theory of surplus value, the economic laws of socialism, the basis of socialist planing and application, the process of social production and price system, the capitalist critique of Marxist economics, examples from the economic system of the Soviet Union and Yogoslavia. Prerequsite: Economics (230).
A comprehensive study of the theories concerned with resources with respect to their nature, the effect of technology and conservation. A study of human agricultural and industrial resources, and the demand of these resources, a study of the foundationof the theory of location, and the relationship between these resources to detetrmine the most economically active regions. Prerequisite: Economics (230)
A critical study of the writing of the great economists, with particular reference to the period from Adam Smith until the present day. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
Theoretical and policy approaches to the study of international trade, balance of payments, exchange rates, commercial policies and their impact on growth, economic integration, contemporary economic cartels; the course also introduces students to international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
An introduction to the foundations of economic such as supply and demand curves, cost and production; different methods of economic studies, the rate of interest and discounting, intertemporal choice, choice among alternative and economic evaluation of public projects, deprecation and feasibility studies. Prerequisite: Engineering students only.
The definition, function and nature of money; the analysis of theories of the demand for money and measurment and definition of money supply, commercial and central banks, monetary theory and its macroeconomic effects and fiscal policy and its effects on inflation and unemployment. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
An introduction to the mathmatical tools used in economic analysis and application, constrained and unconstrained optimization, demand and supply functions, production and consumption functions, input/output analysis, linear programing, interest rates and intertemporal choice, choices among alternative and feasibility studies. Prerequisite: Economics (331).
Normal distribution, students t-distribution, type I and type II error sampling theory, hypothesis testing, time serious analysis, seasonal fluctuation, corrolation and covariance analysis. Prerequisite: Mathmatics (236) .
A study of the economics of backwardness, its causes and measures, theories of development with models from Third World countries, a study of the problem of unemployment, issues of industrialization and investment, strategies of economic development and planning. Prerequisite: Econmics majors and fourth year standing.
The foundation of econometrics, econometric modeling, simple and multiple regression and their assumptions, violations of these assumptions, autocorolation, hetroscedast and multicollinearity. Test of hypothesis and estimation. Prerequisite: Mathmatics (236), Economics (331) and (332).
An analysis of capitalist, socialist and mixed economic systems, the channels by which economic activities are organized, the role of financial and monetary institutions, a study of the main differences between these economic systems, with an application to contemporery issues. Prerequisite: Economics (230) .
Principles of public finance, revenue and its sources, the public debt and its manegment, public expenditure, taxes, goals of the fiscal policy, and the acheivement of these goals. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
This course is concerned with the economic history of the Middle East from the begining of the decline of the Ottoman Empire to the present, with stress on agricultural, industrial and commercial development in the region, OPEC and the oil industries, contemporary economic policies. Prerequisite: Economics major at fourth year level.
Analysis of the theory of the distribution of income, the structure of wages and inflation, labour relations from different perspectives, trade union and their economic and social effects. Quantatitive and qualitative characteristics of the local labour force. Prerequisite: Economics (230).
A study of contemporary economic issues. Prerequisite: fourth year economics students.